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Print module PX Q
for industrial use

Please note: PX was discontinued on March 31, 2020. Manufacture has been switched step by step to PX Q. Orders for PX modules are accepted until July 31, 2020. Repairs of PX are guaranteed at least until December 2026, so are spare parts deliveries.

PX Q logoPrinting and labeling fully automatically in industrial applications

Full functionality, high reliability, comfortable operation and low downtime related to maintenance! The PX Q print and peel-off  module has been designed specifically for printing and labeling fully automatically in industrial applications. It can be integrated in any orientation of assembly to solve even complex marking tasks.

A torsion-resistant cast aluminum construction is basis to assemble all the components of the print mechanics. Food-safe coating and stainless steel casings add to the perfect shape with special features. Screwing is compatible to the devices of competitors.

The universal one

Industrial device for accurate imprint.

 1.1 Print module PX Q4.3 PX Q4
Printable resolution dpi 203 300 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250 300 150
Print width up to mm 104 108.4 105.7 105.7

The wide one

Suitable for Odette and UCC labels

 1.2 Print module PX Q6.3
Printable resolution dpi 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250
Print width up to mm 168 162.6

PX Q print module 'L'

PX Q print module 'L'
to the left

PX Q print module 'R'

PX Q print module 'R'
to the right

Directions of label transfer

All the print modules are provided as left-hand and right-hand versions. As for printable resolutions, PX Q users can choose from 300 and 600 dpi, the PX Q4.3 and PX Q6.3. offer 203 and 300 dpi.

 

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PX Q Druckmodul Funktionen1 Operation panel
Operating the device is intuitive and simple with the help of self-explanatory symbols to configure settings

2 Ribbon holder
Three-part tightening axles enable the ribbon to be replaced quickly and easily.

3 Rugged metal chassis
made of cast aluminum; basis to assemble all units

4 Plungers
One plunger is fixed on the inner side. A second one is moved that far to the label margin, until a good print image evokes.

5 Print head
All print heads are freely interchangeable at equal width. Easy replacement

6 Automatic ribbon saving (option)
The print head is lifted during label feed and the ribbon is stopped.

7 Print roller removal
It can be easily removed or inserted in the cases of cleaning or wear.

8 Simple replacement of materials
Label materials are inserted until lateral stop. The print head and wipe-down rollers are locked by levers.

9 Label sensor
A gap sensor or a reflective sensor position the imprint precisely on the label and detect the end of the material.

10 Material backfeed
After a label has been peeled off, the next one can be retracted to behind the print line. By this, the whole label can be printed and adhesive leaking is avoided during a longer pause. In case sensitive materials are processed and to prevent the ribbon from wrinkling, the print head can be lifted.

Imprint accuracy
The smaller a label, the higher are the requirements on the imprint accuracy. With the help of the adjustable slip correction, print offset can be reduced by ±0.2 mm.


Operation panel

Operating the device is intuitive and simple with the help of self-explanatory symbols to configure settings.

1 LED signal: Power ON

2 Status bar: data reception, record data stream, ribbon pre-warning, SD memory card / USB memory stick plugged in, Bluetooth, WLAN, Ethernet, USB slave, time

Printer status: Ready, Pause, number of labels printed in a print job, label in peel-off position, awaiting external start signal

4 USB slot to connect the Service Key or a memory stick, in order to transfer data to the IFFS memory

Operation

Print label Print label

Jump to menu Jump to menu

Reprint last label  Reprint last label

Interrupt and continue print job  Interrupt and continue print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed

 

Setup options
Setup options

Print position Y
Print position Y

Print parameters
Print parameters

Print speeds
Print speeds

Depending from the orientation of assembly, display is either in landscape or portrait mode.

Printer rotated by 90°

Printer rotated by 90°

PX Q Display

Video tutorials

Video tutorials

External operation panel

providing the same functionality as on the printer

Display in landscape or portrait mode

Users are free to choose whether to operate the printer on the external panel or on the one integrated in the device.

Printer connection: USB 2.0 Hi-speed device

External operation panel

1 LED signal: Power ON

2 USB slot to connect the Service Key or a memory stick, in order to transfer data to the IFFS memory

3 Connecting cable USB, lengths lengths 1.8 to 16 m
If length succeeds 3 m, use only specified cables; for dimensions see assembly instructions

Typisch typical     standard standard     option   

Print module PX Q4.3 PX Q4 PX Q6.3
Printing method Thermal transfer Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Printing method Thermal direct Typisch Typisch - - Typisch Typisch
Printable resolution dpi 203 300 300 600 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 300 300 300 150 250 250
Print width up to mm 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6
Direction of label transfer  L to the left or R to the right
Print distance to locating edge for L and R mm 1 1 1 1 1 1
Print distance to locating edge with automatic saving L and R mm 3.2/2.6 1/0.4 2/2 2/2 1.2/1.2 3.9/3.9
Material
Labels Paper, plastics such as PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec
Labels1) Width mm 10 - 116 10 - 116 50 - 174
Labels1) Height without backfeed from mm 6 6 12
Labels1) Height with backfeed from mm 12 12 25
Labels1) Thickness up to mm 0.60 0.60 0.60
Liner material Width mm 25 - 120 25 - 120 50 - 178
Ribbon2) Ink side outside or inside
Ribbon2) Roll diameter up to mm 90
Ribbon2) Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon2) Variable length up to m 600
Ribbon2) Width mm 25 - 114 25 - 114 50 - 170
Ribbon2) Automatic saving
Print module dimensions and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 245 x 300 x 333 245 x 300 x 393
Weight kg 11.5 12
Label sensor with position indication
Gap sensor for labels, punch marks or print marks and end of material
Reflective sensor reflex from below for print marks on non-transparent liner materials and end of material
Distance of sensor to locating edge mm 4 - 60 4 - 60 4 - 60
Material passage mm 2
Electronics  
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 800
Main memory (RAM) MB 256
Data memory (IFFS) MB 50
Slot to connect a SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) Standard
Battery for time and date, real-time clock Standard
Data memory when power is switched off (e.g. serial numbering) Standard
Interfaces  
RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 bit Standard
USB 2.0 Hi-speed device to connect a PC Standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP printing, SOAP webservice, OPC UA, WebDAV, DHCP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SNMP, SMTP, VNC
1 x USB host on the operation panel for Service Key, USB memory stick, USB WLAN stick, USB Bluetooth adapter
2 x USB host on the back of the device for keyboard, barcode scanner, USB memory stick, USB WLAN stick, USB WLAN stick with a rod antenna, USB Bluetooth adapter, external operation panel
Digital I/O interface 24 VDC with 10 inputs and 11 outputs
Digital I/O interface 5 VDC with 4 inputs and 4 outputs
2-Port Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbit/s
Operating data
Power supply 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption Standby <10 W / typical 150 W / up to 300 W
Temperature / humidity Operation +5 - 40°C / 10 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / humidity Stock 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / humidity Transport –25 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3
Approvals in preparation cULus, CB CCC
  1. Limitations may apply to small labels, thin materials or strong adhesives. Critical applications need to be tested.
  2. The ribbon should at least correspond with the width of the liner material.

For more technical data please read the product brochure (PDF)

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Functionality of the device and compliance to CE standards are guaranteed only in association with accessories provided or recommended by cab.

Documentation

3D CAD models

The files are provided in STEP format, which requires CAD software. Follow this link to download a free STP Viewer:  
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Here you can download firmware, drivers and software. Documentation on label software, printers programming and administration as well as integration of cab printers into SAP systems:
Label software

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 14.11 MB 3.9.0.0 05/12/2019
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | HERMES Q | PX Q
      ZIP - 45.34 MB 5.33 18/05/2020
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 56 KB 5.00 - 5.33 06/05/2020
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.62 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.61 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.15
      ZIP - 4.79 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab Windows Driver
      32/64 Bit (Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 - Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 9.37 MB 5.3.03 05/12/2019
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Download Converter (download.exe)
      Converts image, font and database files into the JScript download data format.
      Install MS Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable if not available on your system.
      ZIP - 9 KB 2.3 10/07/2019 English
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.3.0.0 27/11/2019
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 59.84 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 50.80 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 59.97 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 4.3.0.1 05/12/2019 English/Deutsch/Français

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